These are the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls that have been issued from August 11 –17, 2010.
As a reminder:
In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines(pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
Be sure to check old hand-me-downs for this!
You can find even more detailed information on all recalled products mentioned below on CPSC.gov.
All information below comes directly from the CPSC website.
1. Name of Product: Wooden Toy Rattles
Hazard: The wooden dowels can be installed at an angle, allowing the metal rattle inside to become exposed. This poses a serious choking hazard to young children.
Description: This recall involves a wooden toy rattle with light brown stain, eight wooden dowels and a gold-colored metal rattle inside. The toy rattle is circular in shape, measuring 2 3/4 inches by 2 inches.
Sold by: Gift stores and book retailers nationwide from June 2010 through July 2010 for about $6.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10317.html
2. Name of Product: Levana Wireless Video Baby Monitors
Hazard: Wiring in the baby monitor camera can overheat and emit smoke, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Description: This recall involves Levana wireless baby monitors with model number LV-TW300. The receiver front is white and green with six round buttons and the printed word “Levana”. It is 7 inches tall and includes a stand/base. The camera is all white, about 5 inches tall and is attached to a 3 1/2 inch long white base. The camera can rotate and swivel in various directions. The camera and receiver each has its own A/C adapter.
Sold at: BB Buggy and Health and Safety stores nationwide and on the Internet between February 2010 and
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10318.html